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By Sam Goldwater. Warning: depressing!
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Varsity Apr 2 2008 says:

Since URLs can't be added to video descriptions, the author's is here.

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DJ-Ready Apr 2 2008 says:

Somewhat depressing, makes you think a little.
Really interesting machinima, not one of those mindless "look how beauty our stuff is" ones.
GJ :)

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amogan Apr 3 2008 says:

was definitely worth the watch.

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JediPhreaK Jul 4 2008 says:

Interesting piece. It could be made better in a few places by changing the camera angle. A few times the 180 degree rule was broken along with the subject being to centered. Give your "actors" proper look and lead room and it will look better.

The final sequence you show, they are talking back and forth, him on the right, her supposedly on the left but when he cuts from one to the other she is frame right instead of frame left. This could simply even be fixed by mirrioring the current footage. All the voice etc is really well synced and looks great.

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Armageddon104 Nov 30 2008 says:

well that was one of the most sadessed and wel done movies I've seen in a long time... well done :'(

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Kakashi_ken Jan 13 2009 says:


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Earthbound_X Jan 24 2009 says:

Can't say I really understood the point of the main character, cause some change by killing yourself?

When has that ever worked?

Monks sent themselves on fire in protest of Vietnam, I can't honestly say that worked. Not that I have all the information.

Really nice though.

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1337FeRReT Jan 24 2009 says:

That has to be the best piece of cinematography I have seen in a long while, Excellent job very well placed shots and great lip-syncing.

just absolutely amazing stuff.

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DELTΔ Jun 7 2009 says:

wow that was pro good message too it was very smart and pretty sad it was as good as a real movie it was sad that his funeral was an online eulogy i really hope we don't come to that, 5 stars

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Splinesplitter Jun 15 2009 says:

That's an awesome Faceposer work, characters are so realistic... Sad though.

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Cnaff Jun 20 2009 says:

That was good =D

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stefen99 Dec 27 2009 says:

faceposing was pretty good not valve quality but a hell of a lot better than i or most people could do
the mapping was sub-par the distortions in the graveyard were plain ugly you really should have got someone else to help you with that ... and like the other guy said you did break the 180 degree rule, overall it was a great video with some deep meaning really makes you think,

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snakedog Sep 12 2010 says:

EVE is taking over the world thats why i dont play it

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Papacaleb4 Nov 18 2011 says:

I agree with DJ-Ready. This video truely makes you...or at least me think about when your playing on a computer phone or anything, you could be makeing a diffrence in the world.

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By Sam Goldwater. Warning: depressing!

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